"We never ever do that. Okay?" Klopp scolds Liverpool bench for reaction to red card 5 months ago

"We never ever do that. Okay?" Klopp scolds Liverpool bench for reaction to red card

The Liverpool manager wasn't happy with the conduct of his players.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticised his own players for cheering a Chelsea sending off during their Premier League clash on Sunday.

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was sent off shortly before the break for bringing down Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.

Mane was through on goal, and Christensen's foul was adjudged to have denied the Liverpool man a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Mane gave Liverpool the lead shortly after half-time, planting a brilliant header past Kepa Arrizabalaga after being teed up by Roberto Firmino. Mane doubled Liverpool's lead just a few minutes later, which owed a lot to some shambolic goalkeeping from Arrizabalaga.

The Chelsea keeper was in possession of the ball in his own six-yard box under no pressure from Liverpool's attack, but gifted the ball to Mane, who happily slotted home his second of the game.


After Christensen was dismissed, Liverpool players sat in the stands looked to be clapping and cheering the Dane's sending off. This reportedly angered Klopp, who swiftly scolded those players responsible.

Klopp is reported to have said: "Are you crazy? We never ever do that, ok?"

Sunday's afternoon clash was also the first time Liverpool fans got a chance to see new boy Thiago Alcantara in action. The Spanish international replaced Reds skipper Jordan Henderson at half-time.

Thiago Alcantara made his Liverpool debut against Chelsea. (Photo by Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty Images)

Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Chelsea have already made moves to replace Arrizabalaga.

A Β£22 million deal has reportedly been agreed with Rennes for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Mendy's journey is remarkable. Just five years ago, he was unemployed and ready to quit football as he queued at a job centre in France.

The last goalkeeper Chelsea signed from Rennes went by the name of Petr Cech. If Mendy is half as good as his predecessor, Chelsea will have a safe pair of hands to rely on.